Our football match prediction:
After sharing the spoils with the likes of Real Madrid and Osasuna in previous two league games, Las Palmas will be aiming to retain their spot in top ten with a win over Espanyol at their Estadio de Gran Canaria. Los Amarillos are a real force to be reckoned with at home and it has to be noted that they suffered only one loss in previous eight home matches in the Spanish top flight. Their next rivals Espanyol played out a goalless draw with Villarreal on Matchday 7 and they are now eyeing their second win of the season. The club chiefs did well to reinforce the squad in the summer transfer window, but new signings have yet to adapt to the new surroundings. It is well known that Espanyol often struggle on the travels and, taking everything into account, we predict that Las Palmas are going to emerge triumphant in Friday’s football match.
Highligted Player (Nabil El Zhar):
Nabil el Zhar is a Moroccan footballer who plays for La Liga side Las Palmas. The 170-cm-tall winger started his senior career at Liverpool and it has to be noted that he made 21 league appearances for the Anfield oufti. He spent the 2010/2011 season on loan at PAOK and he made his debut for the Greek club on 16 September, 2010 against Club Brugge in the Europa League group stages. El Zhar played 24 games for PAOK in the 2010/2011 Greek Super League campaign, scoring two goals in the process. On 18 August, 2011 he joined Spanish side Levante and after spending four years at Estadio Ciudad de Valencia, he signed a contract with fellow La Liga team Las Palmas in August, 2015. El Zhar was producing fine performances for los Amarillos n the 2015/2016 La Liga campaign, making 30 appearances for the club in the Spanish top flight. Speaking of his international career, Nabil El Zhar played for France U21 in the past, but he decided to represent Morocco at the senior level. He made his full debut for Morocco on 26 March, 2008 against Belgium.
Highlighted Team (Espanyol):
Espanyol are a Catalan club that plays in Spanish La Liga. Espanyol were founded in 1900 and their original name was Sociedad Espanola de Football. In 1901 the Catalan club changed its name to Club Espanol de Futbol. Los Periquitos used to play in bright yellow shirts in the past, but current colour of the team’s home kit is blue and white. Espanyol’s fiercest rivals are Barcelona and the two teams face each other in the Catalan derby (Derbi barceloni). Espanyol have always been in Barca’s shadow, but it has to be noted that los Periquitos have won four Copa del Rey (Spanish Cup trophies). The likes of Raul Tamudo, Jose Maria, Antonio Argiles and Mauricio Pochettino are players with most appearances for the Catalan outfit. Espanyol play their home games at Estadio Cornella-El Prat and the capacity of the stadium is 40,500. Los Periquitos have never participated in the Champions League.